We have been working on this artwork for about 3 months now, I'm not sure if it will ever be finished, it is a continually evolving artwork. I love the vibrancy, layers of colours and textures the kids have created. This was a collaborative artwork between to 3 and 7yr old, they have both added elements to the painting over time.
I love this kind of open-ended process art. It is purely an exploration of colours and materials without any set agenda of how the artwork will turn out. This is a fantastic project to make as a family collaborative project or with friends.
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We began our artwork with layers of paints. My children came back to the painting several times over about a month adding more and more layers of paint creating beautiful colours and patterns. If you are worried about your child just mixing all the paints together an making brown (my little one loves to do this), only offer paints from one colour group at a time, that way you will only get pretty colours when the paints blend.
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After several layers of paint we began adding collage materials including patterned paper shapes, wooden craft sticks and washi tape.
The final layers of pattern were added using oil pastels and marker pens.
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